From pioneering percussion works by Varèse, Cage, and Reich to 21st-century music written expressly for this visionary ensemble, Sō Percussion takes you on a fascinating journey as only they can. “Through a mix of consummate skill and quirky charm, this mercurial quartet has helped ignite an explosive new enthusiasm for percussion music old and new” (The New York Times). Keep your enthusiasm blazing or kindle a new passion for this exciting music.
Features the New York premiere of Julia Wolfe’s “Forbidden Love,” co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall.
Program: “A Percussion Century”
Ionisation – Edgard Varèse
Toccata (2nd Mvt.) – Carlos Chavez
March – Johanna Beyer
Third Construction – John Cage
Music for Pieces of Wood – Steve Reich
Peaux – Iannis Xenakis
the so-called laws of nature, part 2 – David Lang
120bpm – Dan Trueman
Forbidden Love – Julia Wolfe